Meizu may soon be launching the very first Android smartphone to feature a quad-core processor. This powerful handset is rumored for a late September launch and will arrive in two versions, one with 16GB internal storage and a dual-core processor and another with 32GB storage an the quad-core processor.
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It's been a while since we've heard from Meizu but it seems the company has been watching Apple's iPad and planning their alternative. The Meizu Mbook is an 8.4-inch touchscreen slate running at 1024 x 768, with an unnamed 1.5GHz processor capable of 1080p output via an HDMI port.
Meizu's M8 started out as a comedy iPhone clone and gradually developed its own - at least partial - identity; now some earnest modders have given it a complete OS upgrade. Out went Windows CE, to be replaced by Google's Android platform, though it's still very early days and you lose more than just the original UI in the process.
Apple, Microsoft, Bang & Olufsen and iriver are among the defendants named by Tsera LLC, a company claiming to own a touchpad patent which has been vigorously infringed. The lawsuit concerns Tsera's patent "Methods and apparatus for controlling a portable electronic device using a touchpad", and basically describes recognizing different touchpad swipes without requiring visual feedback.
The Meizu M8 may be a dead-ringer for the iPhone's physical and GUI design, but is it still a decent handset in its own right? We've already seen one review, now Chinese site Zol.com.cn has put the M8 through its paces in what most owners will be using it for: full-screen web surfing. Can the M8 render pages as quickly as Apple's smartphone?
First the unboxing, now the review. Meizu's M8 wannabe-iPhone still isn't quite within the grasp of buyers, but IT168 have reviewed an early sample and, despite the delay, come away impressed. It might never have been blessed by Steve Jobs, but the 3.4-inch touchscreen handset - with a 3.2-megapixel camera and either 8 or 16GB of onboard memory - seems to have its own charms.
Meizu's M8 cellphone is growing to be something of a legend: ostensibly an iPhone clone, a fact hotly disputed by Meizu themselves, its arduous journey to market has taken the best part of a year. Now, PConline have unboxed what we're told is the final retail packaging, in preparation for the M8's mass production on December 8th.
So the rep from Meizu, much like the company as a whole, continues to profess their design didn’t come from the iPhone, that their design was completed some time towards the end of 2006, well before the iPhone was released. They still don’t mention anything about the software though, which is almost definitely stolen from Apple.
In case you’ve forgotten, the M8 is the device that works like an iPhone, now looks like an iPod Touch. It also has storage capacities from like 2GB all the way up to 16GB, and I think it even has 3G, the stats aren’t really set in stone yet so it’s hard to tell.
Personally, I’m cool with a device that’s just close to the iPhone, sure, it might piss some people off, but I’d be really cool with it if when it lands it does have 3G, preferably EV-DO, but that’s just me. Anyways, Meizu will apparently be showing off the device in January at CES and then plans to begin selling it stateside by February.